I hope you had a good weekend. Well, here we are. Hopefully, this will be the last week of home learning!
Can I remind you that on Thursday it is World Book Day. It would be nice to see you dress up as your favourite character for our Zoom session that day.
As you are completing your work, remember all the hard work that has gone into your presentation and handwriting at school and see if you can match it at home.
Just in case any parents missed this from previous posts, you can send your child’s work through to me at email@example.com. It’s great if you don’t let it build up as I try to respond promptly and the children can then react to any feedback they receive.
Tomorrow, we have another Zoom session. Can I just remind you to read Parent and Pupil Zoom Acceptable Use Policy for school.
Mr Chiverton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting a 10:30 on March 2nd
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 982 2355 3339
Joe Wicks PE
See if you can fit a workout in with Joe Wicks.
We are continuing our work on algebra. This can be a tricky area for some people. If you are not quite sure how to complete an aspect of the work set, then please contact me or watch any linked videos that will be posted.
Reasoning and Problem Solving
I hope you have been enjoying the poetry.
Today, I’d like you to look at how the tension in both poems is built, much like a story, with the reader drawn in by the build-up of suspense. Today we will be looking at how the structure and language of a poem creates tension, mapping the narrative and finding out what happens in the end! You might like to listen to this version to get an idea.
Read/play ending of The Raven. Look at the task and consider how to plan your work by looking at The Raven Resources Monday.
Check your understanding of the plot in each stanza.
Look at the rise and fall of tension before recording as a map/graph. (This is a similar idea to story mountains.)
Plot the chart using tension and key words and phrases which have impact, in The Raven.
Look at the example for ideas.
I hope you are enjoying Selkie Summer.
To access the eBook Library you will need to follow these instructions.
- Go to www.oxfordowl.co.uk
- Click on the ‘Log in’ link (top right) to open the login form.
- Make sure the ‘Students’ tab is highlighted. Type in the class name shawburyy6 and password Shawbury2021Y6 and click ‘Log in’ (Be careful with upper and lower case. There are no spaces)
- Once logged in, click on Oxford Owl eBook Library.
- In the search box type in Selkie Summer. Be careful, as spell checker will try and autocorrect.
Read chapter 4 and then answer the questions.
- On page 36, what simile does the author use to describe how windy it is?
- On page 36 why do you think Jess uses alliteration to say what was sold in Shepherdson?
- Why do you think Jess made a face and didn’t speak as they returned to the car?
- Ext: What does it mean when it says that Olaf went into exile?
Good to be Me
Worry and anxiety are a major feature in many children’s lives. Many children have good reasons to be anxious. Exploring worries is important. Worrying is when our thoughts get stuck in a cycle of unproductive thought and we are unable to break out into more productive problem solving. Having a problem becomes a worry when you don’t think about the solution but repeatedly think about the problem itself and possible negative outcomes.
Some of the worries I have had include:
- I worry when my son is out late without telling me.
- I worry that my car might break down on the motorway.
- I worry that I don’t have any friends.
- I worry that I might have hurt a colleague’s feelings.
- I worry that the other teachers will laugh at me when I do an assembly.
Have a think about what worries other people might have ‘Someone might worry that …’ not ‘I worry that …’.
I’d like you to illustrate how worrying feels by annotating an outline of a child, showing how the different parts of their body react.
Look at Old Wormwart’s cure for worrying resource sheet. Explain that the cure was found in a very old book. I was wondering whether it is of any use today. Go through the cure together.
Go back to the worries in the last task and consider the difference between a Useless Worry and a Useful Thought. Reclassify these according to these two categories.
Use Old Wormwart’s challenge from the resource sheets. Assess how you might use Old Wormwart’s cure by looking at one or two of the worries you have, probably selected from the list you thought earlier.
Lesson 2 resources
Have a good day.
No maths answers. Please send your work through to me for marking.